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Blessing Okagbare breaks 22-Year-Old Record



Blessing Okagbare breaks 22-Year Record - BellaNaija

Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Like fine wine, the older Blessing Okagbare gets, the better she gets.

Running in the 200m race at the Wes Kittley Invitational Track and Field Meet at the Abilene Christian University, Okagbare ran an impressive 22.04 seconds, Punch reports.

Her time beat the previous African record of 22.07 seconds set by Mary Onyali in 1996 – 22 years ago!

Okagbare also beat her previous personal record of 22.23 seconds she set in the 2014 Eugene Diamond League.

Photo Credit: Clive Rose/Getty Images


  1. kkay

    March 26, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Bravo, Blessing! Keep flying high.

    Mary Onyali, our golden girl. Chioma Ajunwa too
    I’m proud of you ladies.

    Wish my elder sister took her talent seriously. She was still as fast as lightening during NYSC and that was after two children with academic brilliance to boot.
    Well, let me focus on mine.

  2. naana

    March 26, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    go gurl !!!!!

  3. Ec

    March 26, 2018 at 4:52 pm


  4. Gwen

    March 27, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Well done Blessing!! Keep making us proud

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